Protest and action

Political Perspectives on 07/27/11

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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"Concrete, Steel, and Paint," a film documents what happens when men in a Pennsylvania state priso

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Tony Heriza, Co-Director/Producer of "Concrete, Steel, and Paint," and Jane Golden, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. They discuss the film "Concrete, Steel, and Paint," which documents what happens when men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing and their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy - but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.concretefilm.org

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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"The Tenacity of Hope," a Veterans Art Exhibit at the Littman and White Galleries at PSU

Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace talks about "The Tenacity of Hope," a Veterans Art Exhibit at the Littman and White Galleries at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union. Dan Shea, a Vietnam veteran, curated the exhibit, which is about the resilience of veterans to survive using art as a path to healing, the resistance of veterans to be silent, to ignore history and a warning to the present that our future will require not a few warriors but all of us to be committed to nonviolence, itself a nonviolent revolution, thus, they dare to hope their work is making a difference.

Reception Thursday, August 4 from 5pm to 7pm
Littman and White Galleries, Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway, Room 250, Portland State University

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Gerry Pollet of Heart of America NW joins Abe to discuss the latest on the Hanford nuclear site.

Since its birth during the Manhattan Project, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has left a toxic legacy in its wake, from displaced populations to groundwater contamination to radiation in the Columbia River. Now, the U.S Department of Energy has proposed a "cleanup plan" that abandons large amounts of plutonium and other toxins at the site, and is even proposing using Hanford as a nationwide toxics disposal site.

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/21/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

28:45 minutes (39.47 MB)

Life During Wartime #6 - The Troubles

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Mon, 07/25/2011

After a vicious attack this weekend by the Seattle police on a house party of anarchists, we were requested to repost this audio documentary about the house party that was viciously attacked by the Portland police in March, 2001.

Bail money is being collected.

Paypal: seattlelegaldefense@gmail.com

55:02 minutes (50.38 MB)

Radiozine on 07/21/11

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

Political Perspectives on 07/20/11

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Wed, 07/20/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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"Grounds for Resistance," a documentary about the veterans who run Coffee Strong

Host Marvin Simmons speaks with Lisa Gilman, Folklore Program Director and Associate Professor

Folklore and English at the University of Oregon, about her documentarty "Grounds for Resistance," about the veterans who run Coffee Strong, a G.I. coffeehouse just outside Joint Lewis-McChord Base in Washington State. The film is showing at the Clinton Street Theater on Thursday (July 21st) night.

July 18 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 07/18/2011

 

Laurie Mercier is our host today for this program about labor and politics. We hear about the continuing struggle of progressives in Wisconsin to resist attacks on labor by Republicans and to overcome the temerity of Democrats.  We hear from Sandy Pope running against James P. Hoffa Jr. for Teamsters President and how she would democratize the union.   We learn just how biased mainstream TV is against workers, and some hopeful  analysis suggesting the end of Tea Party power and more opportunities for the Left.

56:16 minutes (32.2 MB)

Latest News from Wisconsin

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Bill Resnick talks with Andrew Sernatinger, a baker, activist, and labor-organizer in Madison, Wisconsin about the class struggle there.  What is left out of the mainstream conversations is progressive taxation, while Democrats appear on the side of unions mostly for their campaign contributions. Sernatinger has hopeful news about the multitude of radical progressive organizations who are keeping the focus on Wall Street and the role of tax breaks in the so-called budget crisis.  Following the interview, host Laurie Mercier provides even more  recent news from  Sernatinger about the changing political situation.  

17:03 minutes (9.76 MB)
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